Saturday, November 01, 2008

Presidential Wish


Obama be the tree
no stones can make you flee

Obama be the sea
wash away the enemy

Obama be the ice
truth held in a vise

Obama be the fire
broken past upon the pyre

Obama be the man
bells ring yes we can

Obama be the moon
not leave too soon

Monday, September 22, 2008



A hold-over from slavery days,
when "blackness" of the" blood"
was divided into tiny fractions
through the many generations,
that were considered "Africans."
"'Cuz their blood is stronger,"
their features "so much bolder."

This view, a nicety
to cover
masters' vices:
progeny unnamed,
inheritance unclaimed,
imaginary purity

now the white race
subsumed by its own gluttony,
must abandon its mythology,
or continue to
disguise its misogyny
with crimes against humanity.

It sees itself disappear
into rainbows, shades
of "cafe au lait;"
So lovely, so superior
to hate.

some day, we will look back
to a time when
white + black = black,
and recall President Barack,
tolerating our poverty
of perspective on equality:
he is as white
as he is black
and has no ancestry
from slavery.
And our future as a nation
we have placed
in his brown hands' artistry,
his mastery of reality,
of history and mercy,
to lead us forward
our ignominy.


Wall Street

Transparent Economy: shhhhh!

Some few investors' are really big;
most investors' funds are small;
when trouble hits the money flow,
the rich make it ALL their own!

(Their government is at the ready
to save them, leave all other nations
financially unsteady.
It's the well established principle:
"Whose economy is it anyway, stupid?")

Capitalism and democracy,
over decades, just don't mix;
it's always the average folks
left up to their eyeballs in the sh..
uh, needing fixed.


Friday, September 19, 2008

Hedge Funds


The super-rich "entities"
playing in the (Wall) Street
found it too small now they are
fat cats, no longer sleek;

and the hours to play constrained them
so they made a secret pact:
all their names and money secret,
after hours and before tax;

their egregious sins are
"Hedged" against the common need,
when justice exposes them,
government helps them flee.

Say goodbye to Trusts and trust,
to an economy safe from lust;
as the shock engulfs the world,
into the breach all lives are hurled.




Why is that Depression
in the '30's
known as great?

Because that's when
huge banks were born;
Huge from all they ate:

Small town banks
devoured the farms,
became a tasty treat
for mortgage banks
to gobble up
by the country dozens;
then they got greedy too,
and split themselves in two
and disowned their cousins.

Mortgage banks,
Financial banks,
it takes two to tangle
monies, laws and countrymen,
Europe, Asia, smoking guns,
workers, owners, CEO's
players, scammers, politicos,
markets, funds
and jobs and taxes,
tip the whole world on its axis.

Now folks' money in banks' funds
melts overnight, banks get their guns;
"Your money was ours too, you see,
replace it with your tax, or we
will drag you and anything you have
with us into a darkened grave.

There'll be no credit for companies,
corporations, churches, union fees,
no paychecks, roads or bridges fixed,
your kids' teacher's raises nixed;
no homes or their improvements will
find construction costs in the till;
you get the idea, right?
Let's not get ugly,
let's not fight.
(That list was just a tiny bite.)

You'll make sure we get our Bailout
or you, jobless, broke and desperate
might find yourself in jail! Want out?
We are too big to fail, get it?
We will be Bailed, the law's out
to catch you but we're out
side the law.
That may stick right in your craw
it could be worse, you have a daugh-
ter, a virgin, to feed yearly
to this dragon who wants one, dearly.
See? Things are so much better now
that monsters will eat funds. And how
much worse it will be
if we have to eat your family?


Pain and Palin


The press screams for "red meat,"
but Mac's meat's kinda dead,
so he threw a babe into the ring,
to rest his hoary head.

She thinks that life
did not evolve,
but was created in six days
by a guy making
pie in the sky.

She is consistent,
must be said,
for as she claws
to get ahead
of her foe,
a tall, lean man
who teaches,
" make change,
Yes, we can!"

She hears her fans are moaning,
they want changes too;
she promises "Change Happens!
There's nothing for you to do."

She wants them to be patient,
and wait for the Big Guy
to do just what's best for them
and for his Pie in the Sky.




Two monsters of two different times,
committing sleek financial crimes,
dared proffer lame excuses
for their lowly lives' abuses.

Like a teen who's late to school
plans to make or play the fool,
explains details of " fuh-got
the time, lost the clock,
homework's a crime."

So AIG and Enron,
all a'sudden found
all their capital
was gone! (Oh, no!)
GDub couldn't save Enron
or all of its men
together again.

more recently,
his skills were honed
so this time he rescued
of AIG!


Sunday, September 07, 2008

RNC Electricity


Resigned and uncomplaining,
for lo, so many days,
a broad expanse of balding heads
and blonds, resigned and waiting,
for a speaker talking "red meat:"
who'd thought it'd be a lady?

She'd barely dropped her first brown bomb
when white beards flowed in waves;
Not since FDR's fine speechifying
had they heard anything electrifying.

Suddenly, their favorite icons
were Palin by comparison!
Trembling, trying not to shake, her
worshipers feared their pacemakers;
if she'd used baser emotions
there would have been mass electrocution!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Plastic Jesus


on him who throws the first insult
and then demands a truce;
on those who order bombs to drop
on citizens "for their liberty;"
on those who bankrupt their own nation
warmongers, greedy for satiation.

Let him who eschews our Constitution
to spy on anyone in our nation
be excluded from his own party's convention,
forbidden to speak and best left unmentioned.

Let those allowing the skies to warm
live to see their grandchildren swarm
round a small bucket of clean water;
those who forgot
they are not
the future.

Let those who feel superior
to those of other races
build themselves an ark;
set sail and take
McCain to navigate
(he glows in the dark.)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Governance v Government

Proclivity in Governance: the epistles

(politics: the use of intrigue or strategy in obtaining a position of power or control.)

Politics is archaic;
a rootless parasite
on the processes
by which all systems
of life on our planet
evolve and are refined
in the slow heat of the
Universal feast.

Politics is mechanized system-
not to be feared nor sanctified
but known without acknowledgement-
by which systemic greed supplants
compassionate governance.

Not government,
for there is no debt in it;
governance is activity undertaken
en colonia, a living motility toward goodness,
within which individuals can respond ;
a dialectic by which mutation,
qualitative change,
is potentiated.

Government is absent identity,
fixed, speaking only politics,
impervious to reason,
seeking only sustenance stolen
by engulfing governance' spirit
in any of its aspects.

Planet Dwellers:
Live in compassion
so as to
create no gall
upon which
the political parasite feeds.

The beast has insinuated its
deathly arms
into every human archetype,
attempting to permeate the beliefs
through which good can be done
and greed is pushed
outside of the living memory.

Greed run amok seeks only
to destroy what exists for the other;
life shelters within the space
between greed and its
Politics is greed's language,
spoken by the jackals
that devour if only
to deprive.

Politics is cold, an undead language
from the crypt, emerging from between lips
that intersperse
this faux communication
within our words,
it sullies them.

Sans sanctity.
It is the snake devouring
its tail.
Not a living process but
deadly as war and robbery;
a system, a fully geared intention
toward possession of sensibilities,
precluding a human,
an altar, a lofty spire,
the sea,

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Obama Nomination


Truly a man of the world
nominated for President
in America,
have you heard?

A man of reason,
a man for all seasons;
who better to bring
our nation's brass ring?

THIS is The Revolution !
At last it's begun.
We thought
it was imminent
when we were young.
It lay 50 years dormant.

Asleep for so long
in the hearts and minds
of the true, gifted and wise.
Obama has reached us,
opened our eyes.

"The Revolution will not be Televised"
Things change.
It's a wrap!
on so many years;
put an end
to government
by fears,
and smears.

Hillary's Legacy


She didn't want her legacy

to be that she blocked history;

her flawless oratory

suggested McCain's crematory

without being inflammatory.

Her fans, released from Purgatory,

rejoined their Party's inspiratory

to build our nation's recovery

from eight years of dictatory

rule by the "Republicanory


You know, the Chief "Executory,"
our "evisceratory"

(with the probable exception of the terms in quotes,
all the words in this rhyme are real;
sometimes the suffixes have been changed
to validate the innocent
and condemn the criminal)

Forgive Hillary


"When all is said and done,"

"at the end of the day,"

Hillary did it right

and she did it her way.

She gathered up

her considerable power,

used all she'd learned

before she was dropped

from her tower;

She saved her Party

in a fragile hour.

her supporters
to join her,
the Democratic party
with Obama.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

McCain Lie #1001

With My Own Eyes

McCain was speaking
this very day
to Iraq survivors
at the VA.

He said when he
is president
veterans need not worry
about their benefits.

Benefits equal to Vets of WWII;
that sounds only fair.
But as that law wound its way
through the Legislature,
Sen. Mac Man fought it !
Mr. Big Deal P.O.W
didn't give a ***t.

Today as he spoke
to the recent vets gathered to hear,
he faked it as their champion
of helping them and their families
with college, housing and their debt:
doing his best to take the credit;
how does he even DARE?!!

BREAKING NEWS: McCain Can't Read!


I've had an urge
to discuss the surge;
Obama, Macs say,
is wrong in every way.

I vaguely remember
my shock at the info;
Surge troops sent by Loonies
simply paid off the Sunnis!

They were given guns
and $$$ by the tons;
to leave us out of their sights
and feel free to kill the Shiite.

The USA and Sunnis,
allies in the boonies;
the Surge is "a suck-sess,"
vast lies provide assuredness,
U.S. citizens won't ever guess.

"This ain't the country you learned about in high school"
Jon Stewart

Friday, August 08, 2008

Cain is Second


Though once he was the eye

of Adam's apple,

he envied the high opinion

others had of Abel.

Being of the blood-lust mind

of those who kill their own kind,

he could not restrain his violence,

and killed his brother

for expedience.

Understandably, he got out of town;

disfiguring marks

kept him safe and sound.

He found a wife when

there weren't any women!

A babe, and rich too,

he moved in with her

in the city of Brew.

Life wasn't always easy for Cain,

bad guys kept messing with him, with his game.

These men were also of the lust for blood,

like Cain's sons became,

just bad boys in the 'hood.

He lost his home, he lost his plane,

torture left more marks of Cain;

barred from high office by dirty tricks,

he's the Trickster now,

getting in his licks.

Try, try again, Mr. Hero,

you're a million years old!

The young are shining

with what's behind you;

if you persist, at the nation's cost,

it's the future you will doublecross.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

A New McCain


Doing his "doody"
for the Boss;
Myth of the "Maverick?"
Declare a loss.

Scoffs at the importance
"if we all fill our tires;"
To his credit,
he agreed,
in a matter of hours.

Like "back in the day"
a"bipartisan" act,
but "shoot
from the hip"?
He can't;
that's a fact.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

McCain's Reality


Republicans, at the end of their rope,
nominate McCain, a VERY white hope;
Maverick the Meek,
cleaned up for the Dope--in-chief
who wrecked him ,
those torturous eight years ago.


Desperate Mac put his dignity
up for sale;
sucking up to evangelicals
and kissing Bush on the face.
Now, thoroughly
unburdened of honor,
he's back in the race!
Too bad for him,
he's late to the ball,
this national hero
after his long, slow fall.
Stammers about where
to put $4 gas,
(hasn't done it himself
for many years past.)

Invites bikers sans mufflers
to rev up their wares
long enough for the gas fumes
to fill the air:
eyes of a dead dog,
he's outclassed
by a young black guy
whose dignity's intact.